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Te Ara Ako o te Kura o Heretaunga - Heretaunga Intermediate's Learning Path

Te Ara Ako o te kura o Herertaunga - Heretaunga Intermediate Learning PathNote: Hauora - the concept of total well-being which encompasses the aspects of physical, social, mental and emotional, and spiritual wellness.

Ākonga: Learners (students and teachers)

Manaakitanganoticing, recognising and responding to the other in a positive manner. Looking for the best in a person, and finding opportunities to acknowledge that person in all different ways.

Te Ara Ako design: Our symbol is the Mangopare. Representing strength, leadership, unrelenting determination, resilience and courage. Designed using Hub colours Tukituki, Huia, Rongokako, Rua-Taniwha.


Heretaunga Intermediate students are consistently provided with:

Quality teaching
A challenging curriculum
Programmes that extend pupils and cater for individual differences
A co-educational learning environment
Opportunities to lead, to change and take responsibility
A safe and secure environment
Clear expectations and guidelines
Restorative Justice

Parents and caregivers can expect:

To be involved in their child’s education
To have a voice in the running of the school
To be informed about their child’s achievements and progress


Heretaunga Intermediate can expect from students, parents or caregivers:

  • An understanding of the school’s philosophy
  • Their full support for rules and relationship management systems
  • An undertaking that pupils are dressed and equipped for school
  • Their regular attendance
  • To be notified of any circumstances that may affect the pupil’s progress

Student-Led Learning Conversations

Two sets of student-led learning conversations between student, parent, and teacher are held; one in Term 1, and one in late Term 2 or early Term 3, for the student to share their learning goals and next steps.  Additionally, parents are always welcome to arrange a meeting time with the class teacher, Principal, or Deputy Principal to discuss any matter regarding their child’s welfare, progress or behaviour.
A written report is sent home mid-year and at the end of the year to inform parents about their child’s progress in core learning areas, Te Ara Ako, and School Whanaungatanga.